As a company with a female director, Edinburgh-based event promotions firm, Blue Branch takes a keen interest in women in business and those who are carving out a path for others to follow.
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Rania Noumaan is a passionate business coach and mentor and director at Blue Branch. The female entrepreneur has been spotlighting the fellow female entrepreneurs to watch in 2018, to inspire her workforce to aim higher than ever before.
Emily Lyons - Founder and CEO of Femme Fatale Media
Ms Lyons is a former nanny turned model and entrepreneur, launching her own event staffing agency with just $100. Today, Femme Fatale Media is an award-winning firm with a roster of world-renowned brands including Sony, MTV, Calvin Klein and Pandora among others.
Nadine Hanafi - Founder and CEO of We Are Visual
Miami-based presentation designer, Nadine Hanafi grew up in Morocco, speaks five languages, and lives by the motto: Dream big. Start small.
In 2013, Ms Hanafi founded the award-winning presentation design agency; We are Visual. The team at We Are Visual have designed presentations for a diverse group of clients including Fortune 100 executives and TED speakers. They have created presentations for professionals including marketers, professors, engineers, doctors, startups and professional speakers. Their presentations have generated a combined $30M in revenue, national and international media exposure crucially new business opportunities.
Meagan Ashley Ward – Founder and CEO of Creatively Flawless
Meagan Ashley Ward is a mumpreneur who followed her passion for becoming a branding and business coach for women. Creatively Flawless is a branding agency for women entrepreneurs and professionals. The firm specialises in branding, marketing, advertising, design and coaching. Impressively, Ms Ward started her company while in college. Creatively Flawless isn’t her only project, Ms Ward is also the founder of women’s empowerment organisation, The Powerful Women: Cultivating Women of Excellence. The organisation hosts eagerly anticipated events including luncheons, workshops and conferences designed to unite and celebrate women and every event is sold out.
Kayla Itsines – Personal trainer, author and entrepreneur
Kayla Itsines is an Australian personal trainer, author, and entrepreneur and the creator of a series of fitness eBooks titled Bikini Body Guides and a meal-planning and workout app, Sweat with Kayla.
Ms Itsines began her business journey in 2008 with a personal training course at the Australian Institute of Fitness. After graduation, Ms Itsines worked at a women’s personal training centre where she quickly identified problems and found solutions, leading her to start her own fitness company. At just 25, Kayla built a fitness community from scratch that now serves over 10 million women all over the world.
Blue Branch is thrilled to read that the number of women pursuing entrepreneurship has risen by 45% in the last ten years and as advocates of enterprise, Blue Branch is urging more women to consider entrepreneurship in 2018.